My Library Card

How do I get a library card?

You can get a library card by filling out a PATRON REGISTRATION FORM. Return the form to the Library and add your signature as witnessed by a staff member at the circulation desk at the library. Our Library requires a photo ID and proof of current address.   

How much do library cards cost?

Library cards are free to all residents of Delaware and the Delmar School District (including Maryland residents). Non-residents may be required to pay a $25.00 annual fee for borrowing privileges. Please ask at the circulation desk or call 302-846-9894 for specific requirements.

How do I log into my library account?

Go to the main catalog page. Select Login at the top of the page. You’ll be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN. Once you are logged in, you can select My Account to review the items you have borrowed, those items you have on hold, the amount in fines you owe or have paid, and more. Browse the catalog with all the features accessible by Delaware residents, request an item from any of our member libraries, or check your wish lists of books you’d like to read.

How do I change my P.I.N. number?

Login to your library account with your library card number and the P.I.N. that you received when you registered for your card. Then click on the link that says, “My Account.” There are four tabs: Personal Information; Checkouts; Holds; and Fines. Select “Personal Information.” Then select “Change Pin.” You’ll be prompted to enter your current P.I.N. and then enter and verify your new P.I.N. Remember to write down your new pin. P.I.N.’s can be any combination of letters or numbers 4 to 10 characters long.

What if I forget my P.I.N. number?

Patrons may request their P.I.N. information in person at any library or through our online library service Ask a Librarian Delaware through email. For security reasons, we ask for a full name, library card number, and the email address provided at registration. PINs are then sent to the patron at the email address that is on their library account.

How do I pay my fines and or bills?

You may pay your fees at your local library with cash or a check.

How can I receive notices by Email?

If you update or add your email address to your library account, you will start receiving email notices for items due in three days, overdue library materials, and available holds. Depending on your local library policy, some of these emails may duplicate notices received by phone or mail. To update or record your email address, speak to any library staff member the next time you are in the library. If you do not want to receive any email notices, ask a member of your local library staff to remove your email address from your record.